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For current first aid instructors in another certification agency who want to teach the core Red Cross First Aid & CPR Program.

First-Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1

First-Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1

For current first aid instructors in another certification agency who want to teach the core Red Cross First Aid & CPR Program.

This is a transfer course for those who already have a First Aid Instructor certificate from another recognized agency (ie. Justice Institute, Lifesaving Society, St. John's Ambulance). If you are unsure whether you qualify for the transfer program, please call or email our office at info@alertfirstaid.com

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer Option 1 course focuses on the specific skills of the core Red Cross First Aid Program, and instructor candidates will learn to teach Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency Child Care First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR courses.

This is the full First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer (Option 1) course, and includes Steps 1 & 2 as outlined below. As transfer candidates, you won't need to complete Step 3. You will still need to complete a Teaching Experience before becoming fully certified.

First Aid Instructor Transfer Option 2

Canadidates with previous experience as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or who are an educator (elementary or secondary level) will follow the Instructor Development Pathway above, however they will not be required to complete the in-class component of Step 2.

STEP 1: EVALUATE SKILLS AND CHECK PREREQUISITES

Instructor candidates must be 18 years or older and have a valid Standard First Aid participant certificate. The first day of the course will be a First Aid & CPR Instructor skills evaluation with a Teaching Experience Supervisor or Instructor Trainer.

STEP 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF INSTRUCTION

The next step in the instructor pathway is the Fundamentals of Instruction course, which consists of an 8-hour online module followed by a 2-day in-class module. 

STEP 3: FIRST AID & CPR DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC

The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific module consists of two days in class and microteach assignments that you'll receive ahead of time. Transfer Option 1: Candidates with a current Instructor level certification through another recognized First Aid training agency may skip this step.

STEP 4: TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The last step in the certification process is to complete a Teaching Experience online module (30-45 min) and a classroom component with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor.

STEP 5: CERTIFICATION

Once certified as an instructor, you will need to work with a Red Cross Training Agency to process participant certifications.

Full Course Length 24 hours View Locations

Course Details

Topics Covered

The First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer Option 1 course includes:

  • Understanding the Learner
  • My Teaching Toolkit
  • Bringing a Course to Life
  • Standards vs. Practice
  • Pre-Course Instructional Tasks
  • Teaching Lessons
  • Communication, Adaptation & Conflict
  • Reflection

Certification

An electronic certification will be issued upon completion. Certified instructors can teach Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency Child Care First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR courses. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

Materials

First Aid Course Materials for First-Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1

The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific course includes the following materials:

  • First Aid & CPR Instructor Manual (hard copy)

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Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
First-Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1 course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Great program and an even better instructor. Nathan is very gifted as an instructor: patient, clear & concise. 

Roxanne Miszkiel Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Have done first aid before mostly book work. Liked the hands on work.

Willie Moon Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

The best first aid ever. 

Grant MacDonell Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Scenarios were well thought out and realistic. Enjoyed all the variety and encouragement. Mike was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Thank you. Training aids were extensive, demos helpful and info current.

Chris Smith Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"It was a great course! I will definitely come back for the Wilderness Remote First-Aid class."

Simon Widmann Emergency Childcare First-Aid, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"I really enjoyed this class and will use this information and training to help myself, my family, friends and others."

Doug Clements Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"Awesome course! Instructor was relatable and had a great sense of humour. WIll come back to Alert FIrst Aid again."

Kendall Parksinson CPR C Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Nathan was awesome. I had very little sleep as I have PTSD and have a difficult time learning, especially on 3 hours sleep. But he made it make sense, completely memorable and easy for me.

Erin Gray Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I found Gary to be very passionate about the subject matter. His enthusiasm helped keep the class motivated and focused. A very good course!!

Nicole Cuddy Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Instructions & feedback were clear w/ interesting tidbits to enhance understanding.

Katherine Krause CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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